21) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome QMUL Admins (Message 16128)
Posted 13 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
:'( no txt spk. But i type so fast i need txt spk to type in a way other can understand lolz. otherwise im always going back and editing

txt spk is the sure way to make other people NOT understand.

And some have them have short tempers and big sticks.

More seriously, I'd vote for such a rule, so that non-native English speakers and bad-tempered literate old fogies like me can follow discussions. Many international message boards have a rule along these lines for just this reason.

(PS Clownius: if you make so many typing errors, it's not the English language that needs changing, but your typing technique.)
22) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Higg's boson easy to find than thought? (Message 16109)
Posted 11 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
An interesting article in The Register. Anyone know any more about this?
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome QMUL Admins (Message 16108)
Posted 11 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
I know photos of people unpacking boxes of electronics is the new geek porn, but it still does yer heart good to see someone happily setting up rows and rows of brand-new racked machines and putting a LHC@HOME sticker on them.

And they speak proper English, like what I do ;), with esses not zeds in words like 'realise'. Lovely.

Let's get out there and slay them ^^
24) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Anyone have some good song selections to share? (Message 15674)
Posted 26 Nov 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
To the tune of "Space truckin' " (Deep Purple, and they still sing it)

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Let's go WU crunchin'

:D
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Saying good bye for now, to many problems with project. (Message 15647)
Posted 24 Nov 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
Some accounts have been suffering from strange bugs, so it's probably just as well for their owners to take a break at least until the new admins are all settled in and suffering.

After all, he didn't say he wasn't coming back.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Did everyone get work 02 Nov UTC? (Message 15419)
Posted 11 Nov 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
Got NO LHC work at all.

Why - Well I think it was because - After months of being on 24/7, I decided to switch off while I was away on holiday this last week.

Bloody typical - All that work and I missed it.


Ah, but you didn't exacerbate global warming by burning unnecessary ressources either. Help yourself to a feeling of smugness and superiority anyway.

I got a couple of WUs, as I happened to switch a computer on at around 08:00 UTC and must have got some of the tail end.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Fairer distribuiton of work(Flame Fest 2007) (Message 15133)
Posted 18 Oct 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
I knew it was hard to get work around here,.... but damm! Haven't got a thing since end of July!


Nor have I, and it's a tad frustrating. However, I am NOT going to leave my computers on 24/24 7/7 in the hope of getting anything: they're not mission-critical servers, they're just ordinary PCs and I'm not adding any more to global warming and the needless destruction of non-renewable resources
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Fairer distribuiton of work(Flame Fest 2007) (Message 15100)
Posted 14 Oct 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:

1) Work back as fast as possible.
or
2) Donor Community satisfied.

Both of these goals are important and a balance needs to be achieved between them. Reducing the deadlines would be the most effective way to get the work back faster. It would cut out some of the slower hosts though.


I have to agree with both Keck and River~~ on this one. Even if getting the work back within a shorter time period isn't currently a priority, it may be some day; in fact, probably will be by past performance since we've already had the situation where new WUs can't be sent out until the results from the previous batch are returned and there's been a systematic 10-day gap between the last WU going out and it being returned.

And of course, the important bit abut keeping the DC satisfied is that if it isn't, its component beings will leave the project: a serious handicap for future computing power.

I do like the idea of a maximum number of outstanding WUs per CPU, and I think many BOINC projects would find such a load-spreading system useful.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Download Problem (Message 14845)
Posted 23 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
hope some people find this info enlightening
R~~


I suppose you could sum all that up as:


Bottlenecks happen
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload problem (Message 14766)
Posted 21 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
having the same issues here i hope we dont have to reset the project


Either the upload function of the server is AWOL, which means being patient, or else we'll have to abort the WUs. This happens when debugging new installations, let's not get overexcited or anything.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : New URL to attach? (Message 14765)
Posted 21 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
That's more likely to be a side-effect of work on the server. The schedulers are responding normally again.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home server being reconfigured today !! (Message 14717)
Posted 20 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
33) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home server being reconfigured today !! (Message 14716)
Posted 20 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
I'm Also getting UPload Problems.....

20/09/2006 17:35:45|lhcathome|Started upload of file w1_lhcdf_col-a11_500__1__s__64.31_59.32__12_16__5__52.5_1_sixvf_boinc40_5_0
20/09/2006 17:35:47|lhcathome|Error on file upload: can't open file
20/09/2006 17:35:47|lhcathome|Temporarily failed upload of w1_lhcdf_col-a11_500__1__s__64.31_59.32__12_16__5__52.5_1_sixvf_boinc40_5_0: transient upload error

--
Rod


Same here:
20/09/2006 19:11:09|lhcathome|Started upload of file wjulGiov_lhcV6.500.bb__1__64.28_59.31__10_12__5__40_1_sixvf_boinc244809_2_0
20/09/2006 19:11:11|lhcathome|Error on file upload: can't open file
20/09/2006 19:11:11|lhcathome|Temporarily failed upload of wjulGiov_lhcV6.500.bb__1__64.28_59.31__10_12__5__40_1_sixvf_boinc244809_2_0: transient upload error
20/09/2006 19:11:11|lhcathome|Backing off 1 minutes and 40 seconds on upload of file wjulGiov_lhcV6.500.bb__1__64.28_59.31__10_12__5__40_1_sixvf_boinc244809_2_0

HTH and all that. I'm just very glad it's not me doing the debugging.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home server being reconfigured today !! (Message 14664)
Posted 19 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
A most momentous event, to be celebrated in the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice (well, I would have offered beer, but the local mathematician downed the last one)
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Please note: this project rarely has work (Message 14646)
Posted 15 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
How about at least granting the credits that have been pending(for in my case) since early July?


Perhaps this post would have been better off in one of the threads discussing this problem. While I'm not a member of the team, I would suggest that this sort of thing is better sorted out after the project has been moved to the new server system, as hunting down bugs will be more effective there.

In any case, I contribute to LHC in the hope of aiding particle physics, rather than flaunting the size of my credits. If it's a high RAC you want, LHC@home isn't for you anyway, because there are long periods sans WU.

36) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Magnifying light speed Questions (Message 14645)
Posted 15 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
What if we were travelling at 99.9% the speed of light and pushed the
magnifying glass away from us. Could we see beyond the barrier of light speed?

This is the old one about shining a torch out of a vehicle moving at light speed isn't it?

Ernesto, I think that one gets filed along with "What happened before the start of Time?", "Is a cat a wave or a particle?" and "What would happen if the Pope wasn't a Roman Catholic?"



Any contribution from France is well appriciated.
Thank you
Ernie S


Well, the only other response was: dr mabuse (from Old Germany) has already answered that, and the answer is No.

The speed of light, according to relativity theory, is an absolute. Nothing goes faster than light (ye olde joke being that the only thing faster than light is dark because it always gets there first).

Incidentally, 0.1% lightspeed is still nearly 300m/s, which approaches the speed of shot from a carabine rifle. That's a pretty hard and fast push for someone for whom time is practically at a standstill.
37) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Magnifying light speed Questions (Message 14642)
Posted 14 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
What if we were travelling at 99.9% the speed of light and pushed the
magnifying glass away from us. Could we see beyond the barrier of light speed?

This is the old one about shining a torch out of a vehicle moving at light speed isn't it?

Ernesto, I think that one gets filed along with "What happened before the start of Time?", "Is a cat a wave or a particle?" and "What would happen if the Pope wasn't a Roman Catholic?"
38) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Strength of glass on the moon (Message 14641)
Posted 14 Sep 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
there's almost no atmosphere on the moon

I see a business opportunity. Let's go found a discotheque up there!



Ah, is that my coat?
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Bye all! (Message 14578)
Posted 21 Aug 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
I can understand the moaning, as there's very little Updates coming from the Staff these days.

Ahem.

"15.8.2006 13:10 UTC
The work submission system has been turned off while we migrate LHC@home to a server that is fully integrated with the cern automatically managed server infrastructure. "

Seems like a pretty major update to me. Put your workfetch on suspend for a while if the "No work from project" message annoys you. Other projects will do this now and again as well (Predictor@home is down while they "implement new methods of protein structure prediction", i.e. change tactics after a different method used by someone else gave much better results).
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Why can't I get any work? (Message 14556)
Posted 15 Aug 2006 by Profile anarchic teapot
Post:
Does anybody know if the work the sixtrack app is already completely done? Is that the reason why don't get any work recently? So are we waiting for garfield to come up?

I know that are a lot of questions but maybe anyone of you guys has some news or has heard any rumours.


Regards

Rayburner


Today's news says workfeed has been halted while they migrate to a nice new server. Maybe Garfield needs something really warm to sleep on?


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